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© 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 1
Empathy
Not sexy but worth a
mention?
© 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 2
Why on Earth talk about Empathy ?
Clie...
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What is it?
‘The power of identifying ...
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 Example ONE: Sympathy
“I feel your p...
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Our Place In The Therapeutic Alliance
...
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Not Everyone Likes it…..
Fritz Perls f...
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 The understanding of / between TWO p...
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 By applying some skills we all have
...
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Thank-You
Mark Stancombe
Integrative P...
© 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 9
Thank-You
Mark Stancombe
Integrative P...
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an introduction to Empathy

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This is a very short presentation on empathy within the therapeutic relationship

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an introduction to Empathy

  1. 1. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 1 Empathy Not sexy but worth a mention?
  2. 2. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 2 Why on Earth talk about Empathy ? Client Therapeutic relationship Therapist positive outcome
  3. 3. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 3 What is it? ‘The power of identifying oneself mentally with [and so fully comprehending] a person or object of contemplation’ Oxford English Dictionary
  4. 4. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 4  Example ONE: Sympathy “I feel your pain”  Example TWO: Empathy “I feel your pain and also your strong love for this person” What is isn’t?
  5. 5. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 5 Our Place In The Therapeutic Alliance We’re a team! Client Positive outcome  Working together towards that positive outcome 20:20 Vision  The member of the team who knows themselves best  Understanding / acceptance / resolution – 20:20 vision  The best it could be – NOT an ending or fix?
  6. 6. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 6 Not Everyone Likes it….. Fritz Perls for one: - But Fritz had ‘issues’ “There can be no true contact in empathy. At its worst it is confluence” Little Fritz
  7. 7. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 7  The understanding of / between TWO people  The Therapist must Understand the client is several ways: - - From the client’s own perspective - In and through the context of their life - Understand the dissonance between the client’s view and reality  We need to consider their age, sex, culture, family circumstances etc. Not Just a Basic Skill?
  8. 8. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 8  By applying some skills we all have - Active Listening [letting them tell their story] - Reflecting back thoughts and feelings - Summarising what they have said in terms of what we understand - Clarifying any ‘open’ issues Good News: It Can Be Honed ….
  9. 9. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 9 Thank-You Mark Stancombe Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) mstancombe@move-forward.org
  10. 10. © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco ConfidentialPresentation_ID 9 Thank-You Mark Stancombe Integrative Psychotherapist MBACP (Accred) mstancombe@move-forward.org

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